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“brilliant for all ages!”

Hawk Conservancy Trust
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Andover
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Hawk Conservancy Trust is an award winning visitor attraction set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 130 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! Many of these birds are involved in the spectacular daily flying displays in one of the three flying arenas, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects. Every visitor can meet a British bird of prey and there are extra activities during weekends and school holidays. The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a conservation charity with a mission to conserve birds of prey. The Trust has worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey for many years.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 25, 2013

amazing day out ( though weather was fab). we went for my sons 3rd birthday, with grandparents and aunts in tow. we all had a fantastic day and couldn't fauly anything. it was a little pricey to get in, but we used tesco vouchers to relieve this so it was about £40 for 5 adults and a child with the discount. Well worth it though, the staff made a great effort to keep everyone entertained, and the bird displays were awesome. it's nice to go somewhere where they are teaching children to respect animals (by having displays, talks and plenty of staff on hand to answer questions).

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife and I took our 2 grandsons who are 10 & 9, they had never been before, we found there was plenty to keep them occupied for the whole day, flying displays which were narrated with knowledge and fun, plenty of information about the birds to enable adults as well as juniors to learn about them. There is enough to do to spend the whole day there. My 1 criticism is I believe extra WC's should be installed at or near the "Valley of the Eagles" flying display area, because there is a lot going on in this area and it would help people with young children or the more mature person and someone like myself who on the day was recovering from a foot operation and was struggling to get about.

Thank willywonker51
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I took my children aged 13 & 12 for a day out. It was easy to find and there is lots of car parking. The pricing was good value and once inside we took our time reading about the birds and pitched up at the 1130 vulture feeding. An entertaining, fascinating and great talk. We moved onto the first display at 1145 which was informative and brilliant with the birds flying around our heads and the duck race finale a hoot. After a leisurely lunch we checked out more of the displays and the 2pm hawk display and owls at 3: 45 were just fantastic. The whole day out is worth every penny. You cant afford to miss any of the set displays - simply superb.
There is a cafe on site serving an assortment of hot and cold food and drink. Top tip is dont wait in the queue if you only want to pay for your sandwiches as the one queue does both and hot food is slightly slower.

Thank Badgersniff
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our first visit, what a wonderful day out we had here, the displays were out of this world and very moving. We all liked Madeleine the secretary bird the best, definitively our favourite, also when the meadow came to life excellent !!! Staff very very friendly - we will be back.

Thank Anne T
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Superb collection of birds of prey, lovely grounds, good food and the best flying displays around.
There is a fair amount of walking but the paths are easily accessible and there are plenty of areas to stop for a break.

Thank EricandKay
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